125cc Training and Tuition
If you are 17 or over but under 21, passing the test on a 125cc motorcycle is mandatory. You will then be restricted to a motorcycle of no more than 33bhp for 2 years after which time a motorcycle of any size can be ridden.
Although your choice of machine has to be restricted to 33bhp you can buy any size of bike as long as it is restricted. The restriction usually consists of a kit which restricts the petrol flow into the carburettor. For example the Kawasaki ER500 motorcycle with 50bhp could be ridden as long as it was restricted down to 33bhp. The difference noticed is negligible. On a CBR 400 for example the restriction is only noticeable under hard acceleration at speeds of over 70mph.
Any of the MOTORCYCLE DEALERS will be happy to advise and fit a restriction kit for which a certificate is normally issued for insurance and Police purposes.
500cc Training and Tuition (Direct Access)
By completing the training on a larger machine (21 yrs + only) and passing the DSA Test, the trainee can commence riding a machine of any size immediately. This is called Direct Access.
Biketec has been providing 125cc and 500cc/Direct Access Motorcycle Training and Tuition in Aberdeen since the early 90’s. One of our mottos at Biketec is ‘safety first’. Our part-time instructors use their own bikes for instructing ensuring that even when/if you decide to take the 500cc Direct Access test, we won’t be following you on anything less than a 500cc.